There are more than 1.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in 184 countries and at least 85,000 people have died.

More than half of all the confirmed cases have been in Europe, with Spain and Italy worst affected. However, the United States now has more than twice as many confirmed cases as any other single country.

This series of maps and charts tracks the spread of the virus since it emerged in China in December last year.

How many deaths and recoveries have there been?

The virus is spreading rapidly in many countries and the death toll is still climbing – but the majority of people are recovering from the infection.

Chart showing confirmed Covid-19 cases (1,456,00), recoveries (311,000) and deaths (84,200)

The country with the highest number of cases is the US, according to figures collated by Johns Hopkins University. With over 400,000 confirmed cases, it has close to five times the official number recorded in China.


China’s official death toll from the outbreak is just over 3,300 – but the US, Italy, Spain and France have each recorded more than 10,000 deaths.

On Tuesday, China reported no new deaths for the first time since it began publishing figures. Critics of the Chinese government, however, have questioned whether the country’s official numbers can be trusted.


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